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The only good thing about having a freezing cold, over-air conditioned office is that I get to enjoy hot tea year round. I am having the rest of this sample today, although it’s not quite as enjoyable this time around. Maybe I should have rinsed it (but the first time I didn’t and it was fine). But this time it is way earthier, and tastes a bit like drinking lightly orange-flavored dirt water. Hah. Well, sometimes that’s shu puerh, I guess. Maybe I will try a second steep and see if that one mellows out a bit.

ETA: Second steep much better, and more like the first time I had this tea. Nice sweet blood orange, slight woodiness from the puerh. A pleasant cup.

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Stephanie

Yum orange flavored dirt water! lol. My coworkers are starting to look at me weird because I’m still drinking hot teas, heh.

High Adventure

Do normal people STOP drinking hot tea? I can’t even imagine.

Chizakura

I don’t care how hot the temperature is, nothing stops me from having a steaming cup of tea :)

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Stephanie

Yum orange flavored dirt water! lol. My coworkers are starting to look at me weird because I’m still drinking hot teas, heh.

High Adventure

Do normal people STOP drinking hot tea? I can’t even imagine.

Chizakura

I don’t care how hot the temperature is, nothing stops me from having a steaming cup of tea :)

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

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89-85: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
84-80: Tasty teas that I enjoy, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but wouldn’t seek out. They don’t quite do it for me in one aspect or another; often just not quite my style
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.

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